About Our Organization

West Florida Literary Federation brings together writers and area residents who are interested in writing and the literary heritage of West Florida. We offer programs, workshops, awards, critique sessions, open mics and related activities for members and the public. WFLF sponsors an annual student poetry writing contest, publishes an anthology biannually, and maintains the Dr. Francis P. Cassidy Writers Resource Center in Pensacola Cultural Center.

Become a member

Join your community of writers. We gather every third Tuesday for Open Mic in the Board Room, Second Floor, of the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 S. Jefferson St., in downtown Pensacola. Open Mic is free and visitors are welcome.  WFLF also offers  weekly workshops in Room 210 of the Pensacola Cultural Center. Visit us and see if you’d like to become a member. Whether you write prose, poetry, essays, narratives, novels, short stories, memoirs or children’s books, you’ll find a your place in our group. Learn more

Publishing Opportunities


West Florida Literary Federation members are encouraged to send work to Andrea Walker, editor, for publication in WFLF’s monthly newsletter The Legend. 

Our Mission

As an all-volunteer non-profit organization, we seek to promote and nurture literary talent in Northwest Florida through educational programs, writers' workshops, open forums, school poetry competitions, community programs, and publications.